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erotomania

 [ĕ-rot″o-ma´ne-ah]
1. a disorder in which the subject believes that a person, usually older and of higher social status, is deeply in love with him or her; failure of the object of the delusion to respond to the subject's advances are rationalized, and pursuit and harassment of the object of the delusion may occur.
2. occasionally, hypersexuality.

er·o·to·ma·ni·a

(er'ō-tō-mā'nē-ă),
1. Excessive or morbid inclination to erotic thoughts and behavior.
2. The delusional belief that one is involved in a relationship with another, generally of unattainable status.
[G. erōs, love, + mania, frenzy]

erotomania

/ero·to·ma·nia/ (-ma´ne-ah)
1. a type of delusional disorder in which the subject harbors a delusion that a particular person is deeply in love with them; lack of response is rationalized, and pursuit and harassment may occur.
2. occasionally, hypersexuality.erotoman´ic

erotomania

(ĭ-rō′tə-mā′nē-ə, ĭ-rŏt′ə-)
n.
1. Excessive sexual desire.
2. Psychiatry A delusional, romantic preoccupation with another person, often a public figure.

e·ro′to·ma′ni·ac′ (-mā′nē-ăk′) n.
e·ro′to·ma·ni′a·cal (-mə-nī′ə-kəl) adj.
(1) A condition affecting a young woman who believes that an older man of higher socioeconomic status is in love with her. Cf Bovarism
(2) Erotomanic delusion, hypersexuality; A morbid exaggeration of, or preoccupation with sexuoerotic imagery and activity. See Don Juan syndrome, Nymphomania

erotomania

Sexology Hypersexuality A morbid exaggeration of, or preoccupation with sexuoerotic imagery and activity. See Cherambault-Kandinsky syndrome, Don Juan syndrome, Nymphomania.

er·o·to·ma·ni·a

(ĕ-rot'ō-mā'nē-ă)
1. Excessive or morbid inclination to erotic thoughts and behavior.
2. The delusional belief that one is involved in a relationship with another, generally of higher socioeconomic status.
[G. erōs, love, + mania, frenzy]
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The imaginary/fabricated love of the erotomaniac Jed endures in a way that challenges the notion of "normal" love, demonstrating how such an internal narrative proves to be, while "inaccurate," long lasting.
The novel's most evident theme is the notion of love and how it surfaces in the interaction of its three main characters: 1) Joe, 2) his wife, the Keats's scholar Clarissa, and 3) the erotomaniac and religious zealot, Jed Parry.
Like the erotomaniac, this stalker believes that if the victim would simply acknowledge the stalker's existence, the victim would fall in love with the stalker.
A Comparative Study of Erotomaniac and Obsessional Studies in a Forensic Sample, 38 JOURNAL OF FORENSIC SCIENCE 894 (July 1993).
The conformist anxiety of being sexually liberated transforms the youth into miserable and neurotic erotomaniacs, eternally unsatisfied (precisely because their sexual freedom is received, not struggled for and gained) and therefore unhappy.
JOURNEYING deep into the dark side of love, this provides a valuable insight into the minds of erotomaniacs.
In effect, William's automatons have become our erotomaniacs and rather than refuting the primitivism of William's evolutionary psychologism, Lindstrom simply reconstitutes that primitivism using Freud and Lacan to eroticise the desires of others in a way that never pays attention to indigenous understandings of desire and sexuality.
But the most dangerous are the erotomaniacs, who believe their target is in love with them.